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  • Warres Otima 10 years old Tawny Port 50cl
    Classic tawny colour. Complex nose of nuts, almonds and raisiny fruit. Very soft, mellow palate and a long, delicate finish.
    £16.50
  • Taylors Chip Dry White Port 20% 75cl
    First introduced, as a style, by Taylors in 1934, this original dry white port combines fresh fruit fragrances with rich mellow aromas from ageing in seasoned oak vats. Crisp dry finish.
    £15.75
  • Quinta do Passadouro 2000 vintage Port 75cl
    The Pinhao valley property on Quinta do Passadouro makes quite different ports to those under the Niepoort label, due to the very particular terroir found here. The stamp of Dirk Niepoort is unmistakable, though, and since the first vintage Port in 1992, Passadouro enjoys a loyal following all of...
    £42.00
  • Niepoort 1997 vintage Port 20% 75cl
    The magic of Vintage port is different in every phase: as a young wine it captures the youthful fruit characters, then after 20 years or more the effects of the slow bottle age integration are revealed and finally after many decades the spirit dominates the wine. Vintage Port is amazing in all th...
    £67.99
  • Niepoort Ruby Dum Port 37.5cl
    Of the NiePOoRTland twins, although similar at the outset, with time, Ruby Dum retains its youthful, headstrong character, dominated by red cherries and plums with great freshness from ageing in large wooden vats in our cool cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. An expressive port with great chara...
    £7.99
  • Niepoort Vintage 2007 20% 75cl
    This vintage continues Niepoorts tradition to create balanced ports with great concentrationwhile simultaneously fine and delicate. Once again, at Niepoort, we believe that we managed toproduce a Vintage Port to last for decades...VinificationAfter several dry winters, the...
    £49.20
  • Krohn Ambassador Ruby Port 19% 37.5cl
    A mature, versatile port with deep red colour and fair concentration of warm, plummy fruit; aromatic and fruity, quite rich and full with soft finish.Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for the quality of their s...
    £6.25
  • Quinta do Bom Retiro 2014 Vintage Ramos Pinot 19.5% 75cl
    This is a limited edition bottling of vintage port from Ramos Pinot with only 9000 bottles being produced each bottle being individually numbered. 2014 was a complex year but one that produced grapes of unapparelled quality in the Quinta do Bom Retiro.
    £51.50
  • Niepoort Tawny Dee Port 20.5% 375ml
    Brick red/tawny in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish. Niepoort Tawny Dee, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low ...
    £8.75
  • Niepoort LBV (Half bottle) 20% 375ml
    Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up...
    £11.50
  • Croft 430th Anniversary Reserve Ruby Port 75cl
    Croft has released this special limited edition bottling of Reserve Ruby Port to mark the 430th anniversary of Croft Ports and The Armada year. The special bottle resembles the traditional bottles used for years for Port with a celebration label and gift tube that use Jan Luyken’spainting from th...
    £15.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Miniature Gift Pack 5 years old 4x5cl
    A delightful and traditional looking gift pack containing 4 matures of different styles of 5 year old aged Madeira wines. Madeira 5 Year Old Sweet - This distinguished sweet Madeira characteristically velvety, generous properties, attained by the minimum of five years ...
    £17.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Miniature Gift Pack 10 years old 4x5cl
    A delightful and traditional looking gift pack containing 4 matures of different styles of 10 year old aged Madeira wines. Madeira 10 Year Old Sweet - This distinguished sweet Madeira characteristically velvety, generous properties, attained by the minimum of...
    £19.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Dry 50cl
    A Madeira produced on this Island by the careful selection from traditional wine varieties, followed by the meticulous process of elaboration and maturing for ten years in old oak casks. The result is a wine with good structure, darkened in colour with improved bouquet and a pleasant touch of woo...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Medium Sweet 50cl
    Produced by the combination of grapes from traditional vine varieties grown on this Island and enhanced by a minimum of ten years maturing at favorable temperatures in old oak casks. It is characteriesed by its intermediate sweetness with a woody flavour and a full bodied and pronounced bouquet. ...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Medium Dry 50cl
    This wine has been produced by combining the use of traditional grape varieties with scrumptiously careful process of vinification, followed by a minimum of ten years maturing in old oak casks. It may be served chilled as an aperitif or even better serving it at room temperature will enhance the ...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras 10 years old Sweet 50cl
    This 10 year old matured and very personalised Madeira achieves the uniting of the principle attributes of sweetness and smoothness on the palate, with a very fine structure and bouquet and a resulting pleasant finish. It is a rich and noble Madeira, ideal at the end of a meal, either to accompan...
    £28.99
  • Madeira D'Olveiras Sercial 1999 75cl
    This special harvest of Madeira wine was selected from a year of very fine vintage of single grape variety, the production of which was assured by control of the quality of the grapes, ideal ripening conditions and a process of vinification which combines the modern technology with their art o...
    £63.99
  • Madeira D'Oliveiras Sercial 1969 75cl
    This is a very old Madeira wine, classified as 'Frasqueira' that was part of the wine collection of the family that own this wine company. It is made from sercial, a noble grape and a variety of years when the quality is high and the harvest is excellent, using grapes from the best vines of Ma...
    £170.00
  • Warres Warrior Special Reserve port 20% 75cl
    The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warres finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance. Warrior is drawn from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quin...
    £14.25
  • Krohn LBV 2012 Port 20% 75cl
    Krohn Late Bottled Vintage Port has a deep ruby colour with upfront aromas of black plums, spice and dried herbs, firm and evident tannins and a rich, long finish. The generous plummy characters, freshness and pure berry fruit characterise Krohn LBV.Producer DetailsKrohn are a s...
    £16.35
  • Churchill's Reserve Port 20cl
    A superb quality Reserve Port which has been aged for four years in casks. Churchill's are the only Port House which make all of their Port's from A grapes from the best Douro vineyards. Rich and fruit with the depth that eclipse many other rival Port houses.
    £6.50
  • Grahams 40 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    GRAHAMS 40 Years Old is a witness to immemorial tradition. Grahams Master Blender composes this blend from wines put aside in the cellar by his great-grandfather, his grandfather, his father and his uncles.The Master Blender also sets aside wines for future generations. This Port is for those who...
    £99.99
  • Grahams LBV Port 2013 20% 75cl
    Graham's Late Bottled Vintage is a superb port from an excellent year, produced from grapes grown on Graham's own Qunita dos Malvedos and other top quality vineyards in the surrounding valleys. The special characteristics of Graham's Ports are their richness, depth of flavour and powe...
    £14.99
  • Dows Fine White Port 19% 75cl
    Dows Fine White is made primarily at our Quinta do Sol winery. Only traditional white grape varieties from the Douro valley are used. Dows Fine White was 100% fermented off the skins and using temperature control so that fermentation takes place between 18-22c. Aged for an average of three...
    £12.75
  • Taylors Late Bottled Vintage Port 2010 20% 75cl
    Taylor's created the Late Bottled Vintage style of port and is not only acknowledged to be its finest producer, but remains the international brand leader. Blended from wines of a single year, LBV ages from four to six years in cask and is ready to drink when bottled. Its concentrated fruity flav...
    £15.75
  • Krohn Ambassador Ruby Port 19% 75cl
    A mature, versatile port with deep red colour and fair concentration of warm, plummy fruit; aromatic and fruity, quite rich and full with soft finish.Producer DetailsKrohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for ...
    £11.50
  • Niepoort Tawny Dee Port 20% 75cl
    Of the NiePOoRTland twins, although similar at the outset, with time, Tawny Dee acquires greatwisdom and subtleness through ageing in small old oak casks in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaiaexhibiting discrete characters of dried stone fruits. This refinement is further enhanced by the...
    £15.99
  • Taylors 20 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    Taylor's 20 years old Tawny port is another magnificent and finely-balanced tawny of outstanding richness and complexity. The additional ten years of aging produces a fine balance between the rich, raisiny fruit and the nutty, honeyed finish - a taste to linger over. This rare port is traditional...
    £37.95
  • Delaforce His Eminences Choice 20% 10 years old Tawny
    This is one of the best and most respected of all 10 year old tawny Ports. A mellow and elegant wine with smooth luscious flavours, it lingers on the palate with orange peel, raisins and a clean finish
    £23.50
  • Churchill Port Experience 20% 3x20cl
    This is a wonderful Gift set containing 3 x20cl bottles of Port in different styles; Dry white, Reserve Port and 10 years old Tawny. The pack has tasting notes and information about each of the styles on the back of the box, so you can enjoy a Port Experience.
    £21.99
  • Krohn Lagrima White Port 75cl
    An elegant sweet wine with notes of caramel, honey, and nut - all balanced by fresh acidity and leading to a long and appealing finish.. Very superior to most white ports.Producer DetailsKrohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneir...
    £14.55
  • Ramos Pinto Collector Reserva Port 19.5% 75cl
    The reddish, brown border round the glass is the only visible sign of maturity. The intermediate area that is initially opaque evolves into a translucent dark red. To finish, at the base of the glass, the colour is red. Nose: Its typical aroma is characterised by a similarity with...
    £17.25
  • Grahams Fine White Port 75cl
    Grahams Fine Port shows fresh citrus tones with a touch of almonds. Served chilled or over ice as an aperitif.
    £12.99
  • Grahams 10 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    GRAHAMS 10 Years Old is a tribute to craftsmanship, the passion for excellence, and unmatched precision, which is at the heart of every handmade Tawny Port. After a decade of care, this wine is a wonderful expression of Tawny Port. For those who appreciate quality in every detail. ...
    £20.99
  • Grahams 30 years old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    As one of the last Port companies with its own cooperage team, tending to each cask individually, GRAHAMs masters the art of making 30 Years Old Tawnies.The wonder of wood works hand-in-hand with time to create one of lifes greatest pleasures. For those who are passionate about the art of making ...
    £69.25
  • Grahams 20 year old Tawny Port 20% 75cl
    GRAHAMS 20 Years Old is the Master Blenders quest for perfection, capturing the perfect balance between young and aged Port wines. A Port wine perfected for more than twenty years, to delight those in the quest for excellence. Colour: Amber, golden tawny. Aromas: Excellent b...
    £38.99
  • Grahams Six Grapes Reserve Port 20% 75cl
    Grahams Six Grapes is a very highly awarded Reserve Port, having picked up the Decanter World Wine Awards Trophy for Port under 15. Aged between 3 to 4 years to retain its youthful character, its full of plummy fruits with raisin notes, balanced by sour cherry fruit it is smooth and delicious.
    £13.99
  • Niepoort LBV 2013 Port 20% 75cl
    Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up...
    £22.99
  • Noval Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008 20.5% 75cl
    This is a Port of only one harvest, produced in a year of good quality, red and full bodied, of good aroma and palate and which is recognized by the "Instituto do Vinho do Porto" as having the right to use the description "Late Bottled Vintage" or "L.B.V.".
    £22.45
  • Krohn Vintage 2003 20.5% 75cl
    A deep and youthful colour, with little development. The nose has intense plum and cherry, with sweet spices and hints of vanilla. The palate has more structure from fresh concentrated plum and cherry flavours and mirrors the nose with layers of fruit and spice. It is drinking well now, but still...
    £44.99
  • Taylors 30 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    Taylors 30 years old Tawny Port is a rare port. Only every two or three years is a reserve of port with sufficient structure, fruit and power to age, produced from Taylor's own vineyards, laid aside to age in oak casks. Those that have reached their peak after thirty years are then blended togeth...
    £72.00
  • Krohn Quinta do Retiro Novo 2005 20% 75cl
    Full-bodied and loaded with fruit, this single Quinta port has the concentration and depth of the hot 2005 vintage with dark black cherry flavours and a firm finish. Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn. Long renowned for the qua...
    £22.50
  • Ramos Pinto LBV 2013 19.5% 75cl
    Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos-Pinto this famous house was taken over in 1990 when Champagne Louis Roederer became the majority shareholder. Their four quintas provide the majority of grapes in order to have maximum control over the quality of the wines and thereby maintaining their philosophy ...
    £18.99
  • Taylors 10 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    An exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for an average of 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. Excellent with soft cheeses such as brie; and a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made wi...
    £22.99
  • Niepoort 10 years old Tawny Port 75cl
    Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines averaging 10 years. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The principle features of an aged tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness an...
    £35.99
  • Dows Quinta do Bomfim 2004 20% 75cl
    One of the Douro Valleys finest vineyards, Bomfim is the heart of some of the companys greatest Ports, having provided wines for Dows Vintage Ports ever since it was acquired in 1896. The estate is situated in the centre of the best wine-producing area known as the Cima Corgo, which offers an ide...
    £29.99
  • Taylors 1985 Vintage Port 20% 75cl
    Taylors 1985 would be the perfect drinking Port leading up to the festive period. Lovely and mature, with the pedigree of Taylors. The 1985 vintage was preceded by an exceptionally cold, wet winter, with night temperatures at Pinho well below freezing point between the 7th and 15th January. Bud b...
    £73.50
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Wines that have had a form of spirit added to them are referred to as fortified wines. The purpose of fortifying wine is to increase its alcohol volume while injecting the flavours and characteristics that come with certain spirits.

What is Fortified Wine?

One of the initial reasons for fortifying wine was to preserve it because ethanol is a natural source of antiseptic. While other methods of preservation have since been created, the production of fortified wine is still very popular because the finished product has such a vast range of flavours.

The most common ingredient added to fortified wine is grape brandy, but a wide variety of flavours, scents and characteristics can also be introduced including grain and sugarcane. This makes the range of fortified wines available immensely diverse, with a huge range of flavours, scents, and characteristics.

Variations of Fortified Wine

Port

Port wine (typically known as Port)originates in the Douro Valley of Portugal's northern province. It tends to be a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and white varieties.

Sherry

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near a town in Spain called Jerez, and "sherry" is actually the English word for Jerez. After fermentation, sherry is fortified with brandy. Due to the fact that fortification is carried out after fermentation, the majority of sherries are initially dry, with sweetness being added later.

Madeira Wine

Madeira is a fortified wine named after its place of origin, the Madeira Islands. Madeira wine is made in a variety of styles, such as dry wines to be consumed on their own, or sweeter wines that are more commonly consumed with dessert. Maderia wine is heated and oxidised (maturation process), resulting in a longer lifespan and a vast range of delicious flavours.

Marsala

Marsala wine is available in both fortified and unfortified variations and originates from Sicily. It was originally produced in 1772 by John Woodhouse, an English merchant, as a budget-friendly alternative to sherry and port wine, and is named after the island's port, Marsala. Both styles are blended with brandy. ‘Fine’, the slightly younger and weaker version, is at least 17% proof and aged for four months or more; while the ‘Superiore’, is at least 18%, and must be aged two years or more.

Are you looking for wine that offers more in regards to its strength and flavour? DrinkFinder’s comprehensive range of wine includes a number of fortified wines from all over the world. Check out our fortified wines online or get in touch if you have any queries.